eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 94
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  • ISBN-10: 1414472706
  • ISBN-13: 9781414472706
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 281 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2012, 2011
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains at least 65 full-length biographies written in an easy-to-follow prose style, ranging from 2 to 4 pages each. Arranged alphabetically, entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning. Sections cover: Portrait (as available), Date and place of birth, Educational background, Address, Career data, Memberships, Awards received, Detailed prose essay, and Complete source citations.

Contemporary Black Biography is not limited to coverage of only notable black Americans, nor is it restricted by a manufactured definition of "contemporary." Its multinational coverage spans this century and includes rising personalities as well as groundbreakers and newsmakers in a variety of fields.

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Contemporary Black Biography Series

Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains at least 55 full-length biographies written in an easy-to-follow prose style, ranging from 2 to 4 pages each. Arranged alphabetically, entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning. Contemporary Black Biography is not limited to coverage of only notable black Americans, nor is it restricted by a manufactured definition of "contemporary." Its multinational coverage spans this century and includes rising personalities as well as groundbreakers and newsmakers in a variety of fields. Contemporary Black Biography includes four cumulative indexes. Nationality: While concentrating on U.S. figures, this title also covers important personalities from other countries. Find them listed by nationality here. Occupation: Editors focus on biographies not typically found in other sources — an eclectic blend of well-known and well-respected educators, physicians, politicians, activists, writers, clergy, military leaders, attorneys, as well as members of the more glamorous occupations such as athletes, fashion models and actors. Subjects: Events, places and organizations are cross-referenced to each entry. Use this index to identify key black individuals associated with such topics as the NAACP, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Motown Records, Medicine, the Olympics and hundreds of others. Name: As the only series devoted exclusively to black biography, Contemporary Black Biography’s name index is the first place to look when you need information on contemporary black figures.

Features and Benefits

  • Entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning.
  • Includes four cumulative indexes: Nationality, Occupation, Subjects and Name.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414471742 | ISBN-13: 9781414471747

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
Carmelo Anthony.
NBA All-Star forward.
Wanda M. Austin.
Engineering expert and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation.
Paris Barclay.
Emmy Award–winning director known for his work on NYPD Blue, The West Wing, and Glee.
Melba Pattillo Beals.
One of the "Little Rock Nine" and memoirist.
William Holmes Borders.
Longtime Baptist pastor and civil rights pioneer.
Oliver Leon Brown.
Litigant in landmark Brown v. Board of Education case.
Wyatt Cenac.
Irreverent writer and correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Susan E. Chapman.
Leading global real estate specialist.
Linda Clement-Holmes.
Senior vice president and chief diversity officer at Procter & Gamble.
Cecilia Conrad.
Esteemed economist and public policy analyst serving as dean of Pomona College.
LaVerne Council.
Corporate vice president and chief information officer of Johnson & Johnson.
Mia Amber Davis.
Plus-size model who fought against "sizism" in American culture.
Rocky Dawuni.
Globally recognized Ghanaian reggae artist and activist.
DJ Lance Rock.
Colorful host of popular children’s program Yo Gabba Gabba!
Colman Domingo.
Veteran stage actor known for his roles in Passing Strange and The Scottsboro Boys.
Fantasia.
Rags-to-riches American Idol winner.
D. M. French.
Civil-rights era physician who fostered health care services in West Africa.
Linda Gooden.
Information technology guru for defense giant Lockheed Martin.
Kim C. Goodman.
Hardworking senior executive at American Express.
Tyree Guyton.
Inspiring artist who created Detroit’s Heidelberg Project.
Sharon Haynie.
Research chemist focusing on environmentally friendly products.
Joshua Henry.
Rising Broadway star earning acclaim for In the Heights, American Idiot, and The Scottsboro Boys.
Grant Hill.
NBA all-star who battled back after ankle injuries.
Wyllstyne D. Hill.
Honored IT officer in the missile defense industry.
Terrence Howard.
Hollywood actor best known for roles in Crash, Hustle & Flow.
Deborah Jackson.
Leading physicist with the National Science Foundation.
Nikki M. James.
Tony Award–winning Book of Mormon star.
Joe Johnson.
Versatile Atlanta Hawks all-star forward.
Sandra K. Johnson.
High-achieving IBM engineer and author.
Bobby Jones.
Grammy-winning singer and host of groundbreaking gospel music show.
Herb Kemp.
Trailblazing advertising executive who promoted diversity in marketing.
Sean Kingston.
Jamaican-American singer and songwriter known for hit "Beautiful Girls."
Don Lemon.
Candid host of CNN Newsroom.
LL Cool J.
Rapper and actor starring in NCIS: Los Angeles.
Clara Luper.
Beloved Oklahoma educator and leader of civil rights–era sit-ins.
Jerry Manuel.
Philosophical former manager of the New York Mets.
Melodie Mayberry-Stewart.
Innovative information technology executive.
Forrest McClendon.
Successful Philadelphia-based stage actor.
Robert McFerrin Sr.
Baritone who became the first black male to perform with the Metropolitan Opera.
Patina Miller.
Broadway star of smash hit Sister Act.
Maya Moore.
Record-breaking UConn basketball star drafted by the Minnesota Lynx.
Euzhan Palcy.
Martinican director best known for the anti-apartheid film A Dry White Season.
Tony Reagins.
Hard-working general manager of the Los Angeles.
Angels of Anaheim.
Emmett J. Rice.
Prominent economist who served on the Federal Reserve Board.
Joan Robinson-Berry.
High-ranking aerospace engineer active in promoting diversity in the profession.
Sonny Rollins.
Legendary jazz tenor saxophonist.
Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint−Georges.
Celebrated 18th-century French composer, violinist, fencing champion, and military hero.
Gil Scott-Heron.
Provocative poet and vocalist known for "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised."
Margaret Simms.
Respected economist and director of the Urban Institute’s Low-Income Working Families project.
Tracey T. Travis.
Successful financial officer of apparel and lifestyle giant Polo Ralph Lauren.
Michael Vick.
Star quarterback who reignited football career following imprisonment.
Derek Walcott.
Nobel Prize−winning West Indian playwright and poet.
Sammy Wanjiru.
Tenacious marathoner remembered for 2008 Olympic gold-medal performance.
William Warfield.
Incomparable bass-baritone who sang in Showboat, Porgy and Bess.
Brian Courtney Wilson.
Rising contemporary gospel singer.